Care in crisis
Supporting life through women’s centers
Where she goes first determines what will happen next. A woman facing unexpected pregnancy is often overwhelmed and under-resourced. She may feel alone. When she seeks help, the counsel she encounters can prepare her for abortion. Or it can equip her to choose life.
Caring Network centers are for life. We reach women with free medical information, confidential counsel and a calm, judgment-free environment at their time of crisis. When love leads, then fear recedes. And life can grow.
of those who choose abortion in the U.S. qualify as “poor” or “low income.” 54% identify as Christian.*
As Many as
6 in 10
women would choose life if they could visit a Caring Network center before an abortion provider.
in Chicago’s western suburbs offer medical information and compassionate support at no cost. Soon, new clinics will multiply that impact exponentially.
A tested rescue plan
Caring Network has been equipping people to choose life – both physical and spiritual – since 1981. Here’s how our women’s centers make that possible.
Be where she’s looking.
Internet and relationship marketing mean when a woman is seeking help, our centers are already there.
Answer when she calls.
A phone and Internet call center receives thousands of requests each year from women interested in abortion.
Equip with medical information.
At our center, we equip women seeking abortion with vital services like an ultrasound and medical-grade pregnancy tests.
Empower with loving support.
Consultants review all options in a judgment-free environment. When appropriate we will discuss abstinence and when the Lord opens the door, we will share the gospel.
“We’ve decided to keep our baby.”
When she came to Caring Network, Kari was “almost 100%” set on aborting her baby. She recently gave birth and was not ready to have another child so soon. She was distressed and said, “I never thought I’d get an abortion…but being in the situation changes things.” Kari received a pregnancy consultation where she processed her thoughts and emotions surrounding abortion, post-abortion stress, her fears about parenting, and identified what she enjoys about being a mother. When asked how she might feel after an abortion, she cried. Kari also said that she “used to be” a Christian. Her pregnancy consultant shared the gospel with her and encouraged her to seek the Lord’s comfort and guidance. When Kari returned for her ultrasound a week later, she stated her intent was to go through with the abortion. During the ultrasound appointment her consultant affirmed her strengths and capability to parent. Afterwards, she said she would think about it more and talk to the baby’s father. A few days later, Kari reached out and said, “The conversation was hard but it ended really well. We’ve decided to keep our baby! Thank you for thinking of me! You’ve been so great, I’m really glad I’ve been able to talk with you.”
Thank you for helping us serve & support women like Kari!
Services she wants.
Support she needs.
A Caring Network center offers,
at no cost:
- A medical-grade pregnancy test
- A limited ultrasound
- Individual consulting on pregnancy options
- Ongoing communication and support
They need your help.
Tens of thousands of abortions take place every year in Illinois.
When you support Caring Network, you help more of these women choose life.
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